The publication “The Right to Development, 30 Years Later: Achievements, Challenges and The Way Forward” is an outcome of a panel discussion held on 5 December 2016 at Palais des Nations in Geneva addressing the same subject. This debate was organized jointly by the Geneva Centre and the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan to the United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG).
The panel discussion aimed at analysing achievements and progress made towards, as well as challenges ahead for, the attainment of the Right to Development. It aimed at giving a voice to the voiceless and building bridges between developed and developing countries in the mainstreaming of human rights in national and international policies.
The ultimate goal was to revive the same consensus of the international community that served as a backdrop to the adoption of the Declaration as well as earlier UN Resolutions on the Right to Development.
The discussion was also an opportunity to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the Right to Development, as well as the 2016 International Human Rights Day.